Medical marijuana bill will be filed “real soon” – 10/17/18

Spectrum News 10/17/2018

Spectrum News 10/17/2018 08:01 PM

by Michon Lindstrom

A medical marijuana bill will be filed soon.

That’s according to bill sponsor Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville. He says he and co-sponsor Rep. Diane St. Onge, R-Fort Wright, have been meeting with interested parties throughout the state including the police commissioner and business groups.

One of the trickiest parts of the bill Rep. Nemes says is making sure businesses are protected—as well as employees who may need medical marijuana.

“We need to protect employers, we want to incentive employers to hire people who need medical marijuana, but we need to protect them so they don’t have liability if something happens on the job,” Nemes explained. “And we need to understand that not everyone who is using medical marijuana should be in every job.”

Nemes said they are still trying to figure out how to give employers the determination on what jobs are off limits for medical marijuana users.

Read more and watch video of Rep. Nemes discussing the bill here

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